If your idea of mobile gaming has nothing to do with phones, tablets or handhelds, and everything to do with laptops, then the Maingear Nomad 17 is aimed right at you. Described as a “wickedly fast” gaming laptop by boutique system builder Maingear, the Nomad 17 is a 17-incher featuring the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i mobile processors.
Starting at $1,599, the Nomad 17 is said to be the “only gaming laptop in the industry to have hand-painted premium automotive paint jobs”; in all, there are six different color options to choose from. As for the innards, this 17-incher from Maingear supports up to an Intel i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0). The complete specs are as follows:
Processor: Up to 3rd generation Intel® i7-3840QM
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675M or 680M
Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
Memory: Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR5 - 1600Mhz
Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Hard Drive: Up to dual 512GB Solid State Drive or dual 750GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5
Audio: THX TruStudio Pro Integrated High-Definition Audio HD Audio with speakers by DynAudio
Media Card Reader: Built in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire,
1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
Dimensions: (W)16.85" x (H)2.17" x (D)11.34"
"The NOMAD 17 is a thing of beauty," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "With a custom automotive paint job and performance parts, this roadster of a machine is quite a work of art, technologically and aesthetically. Quite simply, it is the finest gaming laptop we have ever offered."